At Collaboration Fest beers are created specifically for this event. Colorado Brewers Guild members team up with breweries from near and far to create one-time-only beers, and share a story about how and why a certain beer is created. Collaboration Fest will serve as the headline event of Colorado Craft Beer Week.
Collaboration Fest was created by Two Parts and the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) in 2014, as a way to give brewers the opportunity to brew a unique beer with another brewery. The festival will feature more than 75 projects and 100 breweries. The beers created for Collaboration Fest will be available on a limited basis, with many only available at the festival. This festival has sold out in previous years.
When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: National Western Stock Show Complex (4655 Humboldt St., Denver CO 80216).
Why: Now in its fourth year, Collaboration Fest is quickly becoming one of Colorado’s most popular beer festivals. Collaboration Fest showcases the collaborative nature of the craft beer industry. Brewers love to brew beer with friends, and by creating a collaboration they are able to push their own limits and experiment with new styles and techniques. Collaboration Fest highlights the innovative minds within the four boundaries of Colorado, and around the world.
Collaboration Fest 2017 will feature collaborations from:
38 State Brewing and Backcountry Brewery
4 Noses Brewing Co. and Wibby Brewing
Alpine Dog and Mountain Toad
Barrels & Bottles Brewery, Golden City Brewery and Holidaily Brewing Co.
Beryl’s Beer Co. and Goose Island
Bierstadt Lagerhaus and Call to Arms Brewing Co.
Big Choice Brewing and Molly’s Spirits
BJ’s BrewHouse and Shine Brewing Co.
BJ’s BrewHouse and RedStone Meadery
Bonfire Brewing, Casey Brewing and Blending, and Breakside Brewery
Boulder Beer Co. and New Holland Brewing
Summit County Collaboration: Breckenridge Brewery, Backcountry Brewery, Dillon DAM Brewery, Broken Compass and Pug Ryan’s Brewing
Cannonball Creek and Hogshead Brewery
Cerebral Brewing and Great Notion Brewing
CO-Brew and Grandma’s House
CO-Brew and Southern Brewing and Winemaking
Comrade Brewing and Überbrew
Declaration Brewing and Dark Horse Brewing Company
Declaration Brewing and FATE Brewing Company
El Rancho Brewing Co. and Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place
Epic Brewing Company and Telluride Brewing Company
FATE Brewing Company and Reuben’s Brews
Fiction Beer Company and Ursula Brewing Company
Fiction Beer Company and Mystery Brewing Company
Golden City Brewery and Nantahala Brewing Co.
Rino Brewery Collaboration: Great Divide Brewing Co., Epic Brewing Co., Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Beryl’s, Our Mutual Friend, Zephyr, Ratio, Zephyr, Black Shirt, Crooked Stave and Mockery
Great Divide Brewing Co. and Maplewood Brewery
Grist Brewing Company and Tommyknocker Brewery
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery and Vail Brewing Co.
Joyride Brewing Company and Little Machine Beer
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. and Comrade Brewing Co.
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. and Überbrew
Living the Dream Brewing Company, Pikes Peak Brewing Company and Alter Brewing Company
Locavore Beer Works and Aquanaut Brewing Company
Lone Tree Brewing Co. and Platt Park Brewing Co.
Mockery Brewing, Baere Brewing and Inland Island Yeast Co.
Odd13 Brewing and Kane Brewing
Odd13 Brewing and New Image Brewing
Odyssey Beerwerks and River North
Our Mutual Friend Brewing and Wiley Roots Brewing
Ratio Beerworks and WeldWerks Brewing
Sleeping Giant Brewing Company and Bosque Brewing Co.
Steamworks Brewing Co. and Dry Dock Brewing
TRVE Brewing and Cerebral Brewing
Two22 Brew and Überbrew
Upslope Brewing and Resolute Brewing
Wonderland Brewing Company and Grateful Gnome
Additional collaborations will be added over the next few months.
General Admission tickets are $60 and include unlimited tastings throughout festival and commemorative glass. VIP tickets are $85 and include hourlong early access (3:00 p.m. entry), u
nlimited tastings throughout the event, commemorative glass, and VIP T-Shirt ($25 value).
Additional ticket information can be found on the Collaboration Fest website.